Evelyn Ng Re-Signs With Team BodogApril 29, 2011 9:54 am
Canadian pro Evelyn Ng has just re-signed a sponsorship deal with Bodog, confirming her position as the longest running member of Team Bodog.
Evelyn Ng actually joined Bodog back in 2006, but over the years the Bodog brand has decided to limit the number of its sponsored pros and recently said good-bye to such players as David Williams, Justin Bonomo and Josh Arieh. Now Ng and Amanda Musumeci comprise the rather diminutive Team Bodog.
In light of the recent US online shut-downs, Evelyn Ng was understandably excited to be renewing her Bodog contract and on Wednesday from the EPT San Remo tweeted to her over 10,000 followers:
“I am thrilled to announce that I’ve renewed my sponsorship agreement with Bodog!”
The 35 year-old beauty started out hustling at pool aged just 14, but by 17 had become a blackjack and poker dealer in her native Toronto.
It was around that time that Evelyn Ng met and dated Daniel Negreanu, who subsequently helped her to home her poker playing skills. However, she first rose to poker celebrity status after beating such established pros as Kathy Liebert, Annie Duke and Jennifer Harman to finish 2nd at the 2003 WPT Ladies’ Night.
Ng has since gone on to earn $377,191 from live tournament cashes, her biggest score to date coming after a 39th place finish at the 2006 Five Diamond Classic for $73,23. Ng has also cashed a total of 10 times at WSOP events.
However, some people in the poker community have questioned the credentials of Team Bodog members Evelyn Ng and Amanda Musumeci. Ng had no tournament cashes between July 2008 and July 2010 before cashing in twice at WSOP 2010 for $36,494. Likewise, Amanda Musumeci apparently is yet to cash in at a live tournament but has won around $172,000 online.
Nevertheless, few people would question the touch of glamour both ladies bring to Bodog.